English Paper Piecing Kit

Yay!! Christmas morning has been and gone and I can now safely blog about some of my handmade gifts without ruining the surprise for any of my recipients!

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This one was for my mum. I don’t think she reads the blog, but if you do, hi mum! I’m glad you liked this!

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The idea behind this gift was to gather the all necessary supplies for an English paper piecing project, and package them up in a cute and practical way.

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I spent a while perusing Pinterest looking for the perfect idea. I knew I’d found a winner when I saw this great tutorial from Amy at lotsofpinkhere.

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Having spaces for both the tools needed (thread, needles, scissors) and ample pockets to store cut fabric and paper templates was just what I needed. It was also great seeing so many lovely variations in the Flickr pool!

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It was fun picking fabrics for the pockets! I think my only variations were using a ribbon for the thread holder because I had no Velcro, and I also winged the shape of the scissor holder because I didn’t want to print out the template! Again, I used no pins. What can I say, I’m a crafting rebel. The binding was machine sewn on the inside before being folded and hand stitched to the outside.

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After I took these photos I added a few more things – fabric cut ready into diamonds, and some needles and needle threaders. Mum was very happy with it and I’m excited to see her start her first English paper piecing project!

2 thoughts on “English Paper Piecing Kit

  1. you really do have a great eye for prints and colors, even clashing combinations i wouldn’t have thought would go together look so great on your creations. I would love to buy something like that if you ever made them for sale!!

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